While everyone seemingly agrees that the HTC Hima will be the Taiwanese manufacturer’s next flagship, the fine details are still completely up in the air. In recent weeks we’ve been told the HTC Hima launch will happen in late March (after MWC), or as early as next week. Zuh?
Similarly, the rumour mill can’t quite decide if the HTC Hima will be 1080p or 1440p, but this latest story says it’s the former: just 1080p. Bothered?
When upleaks lifted the lid on the HTC Hima with a series of tweets last week, we were served with an emphatically high-end spec sheet, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM.
Curiously, however, the HTC Hima display was listed as 5in 1080p, which isn’t exactly mid-range, but means the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 would have significantly more pixels (1080p = 1920 * 1080 = 2 million pixels, 1440p = 2560 * 1440 = 3.7 million pixels).
Since then, the HTC Hima has been rumoured alternatively at 5.5in QHD, but a spanking new AnTuTu benchmark brings us back down to Earth at 5in 1080p.
Of course, this brings up the whole millions-of-pixels-on-a-relatively-small-display debate again. Steve Jobs famously claimed that 300PPI was the natural cut-off for the humble human eye, and some reckon QHD is nothing more than a drain on your battery.
At 5in 1080p the HTC Hima would have a PPI score of 440; a 5.5in QHD HTC Hima would weigh in at 534PPI. Either way, that’s pretty freakin’ high.
Incidentally, some suspect we could be looking at two versions of the HTC Hima: a 5in 1080p flagship model, and a comparatively low-volume QHD beast.
The rest of the HTC Hima spec sheet gels with what we’ve heard before, specifically: 3GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 20.7MP rear camera (so long, UltraPixels!), 13MP front shooter, and Lollipop Android 5.0.
We haven’t heard a great deal about HTC Hima design, but considering the almost unanimous acclaim for the metal unibody HTC One M7 and One M8, don’t expect their next effort to differ too much.
Again, the HTC Hima launch might go down as early as CES 2015 next week, which means the phone could be a reality in as little as 7 days. Excited?